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GCN Circular 29666

Subject
GRB 210318B: Swift-BAT refined analysis
Date
2021-03-18T20:57:27Z (3 years ago)
From
Hans Krimm at NSF/NASA-GSFC <hkrimm@nsf.gov>
M. Stamatikos (OSU),  S. D. Barthelmy (GSFC), H. A. Krimm (NSF),
S. Laha (GSFC/UMBC), A. Y. Lien (GSFC/UMBC), C. B. Markwardt (GSFC),
D. M. Palmer (LANL), T. Sakamoto (AGU), E. Troja (NASA/GSFC, UMCP),
T. N. Ukwatta (LANL) (i.e. the Swift-BAT team):

Using the data set from T-61 to T+242 sec from the recent telemetry downlink,
we report further analysis of BAT GRB 210318B (trigger #1037335)
(Troja, et al., GCN Circ. 29663).  The BAT ground-calculated position is
RA, Dec = 264.228, -35.823 deg which is 
  RA(J2000)  =  17h 36m 54.7s 
  Dec(J2000) = -35d 49' 21.4" 
with an uncertainty of 1.0 arcmin, (radius, sys+stat, 90% containment).
The partial coding was 95%.

The mask-weighted light curve shows a multi-peak structure running from ~T-4 sec
to T+15 sec. T90 (15-350 keV) is 14.95 +- 0.50 sec (estimated error including systematics).

The time-averaged spectrum from T-11.22 to T+19.42 sec is best fit by a power law
with an exponential cutoff.  This fit gives a photon index 1.10 +- 0.13, 
and Epeak of 252.1 +- 191.6 keV (chi squared 41.33 for 0 d.o.f.).  For this
model the total fluence in the 15-150 keV band is 1.0 +- 0.02 x 10^-5 erg/cm2
and the 1-sec peak flux measured from T+2.70 sec in the 15-150 keV band is
14.5 +- 0.4 ph/cm2/sec.  A fit to a simple power law gives a photon index
of 1.31 +- 0.03 (chi squared 48.69 for 0 d.o.f.).  All the quoted errors
are at the 90% confidence level. 

The results of the batgrbproduct analysis are available at
http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/notices_s/1037335/BA/
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